JK Simmons caused a Marvel sensation in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. Before his next appearance, he now confirms what his return is all about.
The post-credit scene of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” held two big surprises in store for the audience. Not only did the identity of Spider-Man (Tom Holland) be revealed to the whole world, the man who broke the news also caused jaws to drop: J.K. Simmons actually volunteered to be a Spider-Man hater J. Jonah Jameson return.
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Simmons had this role in a legendary way in the first “Spider-Man” trilogy by Sam Raimi, where the eponymous Marvel hero was played by Tobey Maguire. Fans understandably wondered: What is Simmons J. Jonah Jameson doing suddenly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)?
In the “Happy, Sad, Confused” podcast (via ComicBook.com), Simmons now provided insights into his upcoming appearance in „Spider-Man: No Way Home“ and confirmed that his Marvel return was already a glimpse of the MCU multiverse:
“You know, I think it’s a slightly different version. Certainly, for the makers of the current iteration of the story, it’s a significantly different character. For me it’s a slightly different character. It’s the same busybody; the same guy with less hair. Honestly, I wish we had the same hair … The most important thing is that he’s still the same busybody and that he at least has the same damn mustache and cigar. In keeping with the character, it creates a little humorous cheer that is loosely scattered over the film. “
By the way, JK Simmons is not alone: Some actors returned to their old roles after a break of many years. You can find nine prominent examples in our video:
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Many fans already thought so and now we have the answer: The J. Jonah Jameson from the MCU is a variant of the earlier “Spider-Man” version. So he doesn’t have the same past with Spider-Man, but obviously quite a hatred of the Marvel hero, and this time around instead of the Daily Bugle, a controversial news website called thedailybugle.net.
The Marvel series “Loki” has already presented us with different versions of the same character, and this should be continued in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. However, this is most likely not only ensured by J. Jonah Jameson, who is responsible for comedic interludes. After all, there is ample evidence that earlier iterations of Spider-Man will appear in the MCU film with appearances by actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. In addition, there is a rumor that Matt Murdock, alias Daredevil, plays a role, who of course should be played again by Charlie Cox, but that is also supposedly a variant of the character from the Netflix series “Daredevil”.
After all, the appearances of five previous Spider-Man villains, who previously fought against Maguire and Garfield’s Peter Parker, have been confirmed. How exactly it is explained that three of them (Doc Ock, Grüner Kobold, Electro) are alive again after they blessed the temporal in their film appearances, must also be explained. In the multiverse, however, pretty much anything is possible. There are more answers in this country at the latest from December 15, 2021when “Spider-Man: No Way Home” starts in German cinemas.
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